Twitter IPO and How an Initial Public Offering (IPO) Works

The much anticipated IPO of Twitter came to the market today.  The initial public offering price was $26, and it opened up trading today at $45.10.  After trading in the range of $44.00 to $50.09 for the day, it closed at $44.90. So why didn’t everyone on the globe...

So many investment choices, which ones are right for you?

I have read many articles over the past few months that discussed the investing opportunities available to the average investor. The on-line trading houses allow investors to move in and out of strategies easily and you may feel this is the correct. Investment Options...

Innovative Way for Retirees to Pay For Long Term Care

Many retirees are concerned about needing “long term care” in their later years, and just as concerned is the ability to pay for it. Now some may opt to find ways to be destitute, which would cause them to rely on government assistance (welfare). They...

Finding Your Favorites in Investing

We all have favorite things. It could be a certain type of food, a book, a song or even a vacation spot that holds special memories. Just as Orb, the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was crossing the finish line Saturday, many people felt he was the pick to win and he...

Better Portfolio Performance by Generating Alpha

What does Alpha mean in investments? There have always been unique words and phrases associated with investing and even more so since the stock market collapse in late 2008 through the beginning of 2009. [pullquote style=”left”...